Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another go at the Spirea


Its been awhile since I spent any time at the studio so Monday afternoon I packed up the paints and went over for some plein air painting. The spirea is in bloom again. Its a lovely native bush that has lavender blossoms sort of like a butterfly plant. I remember painting them last year. It's interesting to go back a year on your blog and see what you were doing and how you have improved...... or not. 7x7 oil on panel , $100.00
My plan was to do several paintings but it was nice to hang out with Jim, Leigh and Pete showed up too. I'm adding a couple sketches I did back when we had life drawing classes going. the top ones are Pete who filled in for a model one day and the bottom one is Leigh who filled in another day when a model didn't show. ( The reason we don't have life drawing anymore, can't find reliable models)

By the way if your a reliable model who needs work , email me maybe we can get our drawing class going again.
Note...... The hand gesture at the lower right corner of this drawing was completely unintentional and I didn't realize it looked that way until I stood back and someone brought it to my attention. .........Then the silence was broken by hysterical laughter.

12 comments:

Mike said...

Hey Robin . . .Your Spirea is excellent! Nice and loose with lots of feeling!

silvina said...

Really good sketch of the woman flipping you off. Nice. ; ^)

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Mike! trying to keep it loose. Elios been good inspiration for maximum impact with the minimum amount of detail.
And your making some great leaps forward your bad self!

Robin Weiss said...

It does add a sense of mystery and drama does it not Silvi?

Anyhow shes etched in history now. Maybe Leigh will become the 21st centurys version of the Mona Lisa:)

silvina said...

I agree, she's very apporpriate for this day in age. Just like the Mona Lisa she has an enigmatic smile and you wonder what she's thinking. Though with your model it's a little more obvious, because of the hand gesture.

Rhonda Hurwitz said...

the unstudied quality of the spirea is just great

Mike said...

Later, Bud!!!

Todd Bonita said...

Thats too funny about "The Bird". The work looks great.
best,
Todd

Elio said...

Again the foreground colors are amazing! Can't wait to see more.

Robin Weiss said...

Silvi, I have to take all responsibility for any implied thinking as Leigh is a good christian girl and would never flip anyone the bird...in fact she will probably kill me when she finds out I posted that drawing.

( She laughed too )

Robin Weiss said...

Todd, Thanks man!


Elio, your an inspiration!

Robin Weiss said...

Rhonda, I almost passed you up. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind comment.